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3 Ways to Make Your Thai Cooking Healthy

A variety of flavours go into making Thai cuisine as diverse and delicious as it is. Most recipes that feature in this cuisine make use of healthy oils in the preparation of delicacies, making Thai cuisine of the most nutritious of all Asian cuisines.

Not only is Thai cuisine healthy, it never compromises on taste. The dishes belonging to this cuisine are packed with flavour. Here are 3 ways to make your Thai Cooking healthy.

Use fresh ingredients

5 ways to make your Thai Cooking Healthy

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If you’re preparing a Thai dish from scratch, it is best to source the freshest vegetables and meats. Make sure you get the best produce from the local Asian markets. Wash the ingredients under cold, running water and rinse properly before storing them in air-tight containers.

Serve raw foods 

Serve Raw Foods
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Raw foods are natural nutrient enhancers. The Thais love their assorted vegetables and herbs, so you can expect a lot of salads in Thai restaurants. Some of the common raw foods served are basil, peanuts, cucumber, apple, spring onions and chives.

 Add broth to your dish

Healthy thai cooking

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A big pot of bubbling broth in Thai Kitchens is a common sight. Broths are said to be high in nutritional value as they require very little oil while cooking.

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